US Airways Express Flight Attendants Ratify Contract
Washington, DC, June 21, 2012 – Flight Attendants at Air Wisconsin, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified an agreement that includes increased compensation and improvements to scheduling and quality of life issues for the over 300 Flight Attendants. The four-year agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB). Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as a US Airways Express carrier.
“Through the solidarity and determination of Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, we were able to achieve an agreement that recognizes the contributions we make to the overall success of our carrier and provides growth opportunities for our future.” said Brenda Barrall, AFA Air Wisconsin President.
Air Wisconsin operates nearly 500 daily regional flights as US Airways Express, serving 70 cities in the US and Canada. Air Wisconsin carries an estimated six million passengers per year with hubs in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, Raleigh, NC, and Norfolk, VA.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.